Golden Sands Management Team

Linka Cabral – Human Resources Manager

Linka Cabral is a highly accomplished Human Resources professional, and successful M.B.A., who joined the executive team to further develop the HR Department that serves a growing Golden Sands as well as its affiliated company, American Business Continuity Domes. She is responsible for onboarding, employee training, HR law compliance, policy development, leadership training and talent management.

Prior to Linka’s career is distinguished by a long and successful tenure with FedEx Express, Latin America & Caribbean. She was with them for 20 years, having worked her way through the ranks and serving as the Human Resources Advisor for the last seven. She was responsible for providing dynamic HR services to 300 employees across nine Caribbean countries and Miami. Linka also worked as a Benefits Specialist, managing all aspects of benefits administration for over 3,000 employees in Latin America and the Caribbean.

Marizol Clark – Data Validation Manager

Marizol Clark is the Data Validation Manager for Golden Sands. Her responsibilities include reviewing and auditing projects for accuracy, comparing budgets and contracts, and educating staff on new processes.

Marizol joined Golden Sands in 2009 as the Senior Administrative Coordinator. She was responsible for administrative functions, fostering communication among all departments, and uniting the company in corporate goals. She also acted as a liaison with key members of the accounting, service and project teams, and coordinated with IT on equipment issuance and development of mobile applications to assist in time-tracking.

Throughout Marizol’s career with Golden Sands, she has handled the Regional Capital Improvement program, developed a corporate procedures training program, managed employees, and developed reporting structures for tracking mechanisms.

Marizol is fluent in Spanish and has a Bachelor’s of Science Degree in Business Administration from the University of Central Florida.

Glenn Garnowski, DBIA ™ – Senior Construction Manager – Major Projects

A 30-year veteran of the industry, Glenn Garnowski has worked on and managed a multitude of complex, fast-tracked design-build projects for a variety of owners. His most current experience with Golden Sands and ABC Domes includes managing the construction of ten Flex Storage Domes for Dominion, Duke Energy and Southern Company.

Glenn’s expertise includes pre-construction and design-build as well as operational leadership in civil infrastructure, bridges, aircraft hangars, maintenance facilities, marine, airport, stadium, water treatment and building construction. He has worked extensively on major projects for the Navy, Army Corps of Engineers and state / municipal agencies. His prior nuclear industry experience includes projects at Dominion’s North Anna Unit 3 Separation Activities.

Glenn, who graduated Cum Laude with a B.S. in Construction from Bradley University in Illinois, held senior project manager and operations manager positions with Barton Malow Company, Merritt Construction Management and American Bridge Company before joining Golden Sands / ABC Domes.

Beatriz Méndez – Senior Administrator

Beatriz Mendez joined Golden Sands in 2005 as a Project Coordinator and rose through the ranks holding positions in the Service Department and as Accounts Receivable Manage. In this capacity she was responsible for internal financial processes related to billings and monitoring clients' credit accounts.

Beatriz was subsequently promoted to Senior Administrator, with her work focused on clients in the nuclear power industry. She manages accounts payable, receivable and document control for highly regulated and detailed projects. Beatriz also prepares financial analysis and project closing documents for ownership.

Prior to joining Golden Sands, she was production manager for a textile company in Colombia where she was responsible for handling budgeting and scheduling for seven stores as well as the plant. Beatriz, who is fluent in Spanish, holds a BA in Engineering from Universidad de America in Colombia and continued her studies in Financial Management at the Universidad del Rosario, also in Colombia and at Florida International University.

R. Martin Molina – Senior Operations Manager

Martin Molina has been with Golden Sands since 2001. Based in the Miami headquarters, he is responsible for the company's day-to-day construction operations and the supervision of all regional operations managers. Martin also directs scheduling and staffing, handles purchasing of materials and equipment and manages Golden Sands' multi-state fleet.

Prior to joining Golden Sands, Martin was a landscape designer at Kimley-Horn and Associates for 2 years and also worked in property management for Seneca Properties.

Martin Molina, who is fluent in both English and Spanish, holds a Bachelor's of Science in Landscape Design and Management from Florida Agricultural Mechanical University in Tallahassee and a Masters in Landscape Architecture from Florida International University. He has received numerous honors and awards including a commendation from the City of Miami for the Little Haiti Park Workshop.

Thomas Burkett – Controller

Thomas Burkett is a highly skilled Controller with notable experience in accounting, sales tax auditing and financial modeling. He oversees the preparation and accuracy of financial statements, annual budgets, employee expense reports, and tax compliance documentation. He also ensures company compliance with GAAP financial reporting standards.

Prior to joining Golden Sands, Tom was responsible for managing the $130M annual budget at Sheltair Aviation in Fort Lauderdale, FL. He developed a plan that enabled the company to restructure its debt into a $200M credit facility, ultimately reducing the annual cost of the company’s debt by 4%.

Tom also served as a Sales Tax Auditor III with the Florida Department of Revenue, where he conducted sales tax audits. He holds a Masters of Accountancy from Nova Southeastern University.

Scott Burgess – Marketing Manager

Scott Burgess joined Golden Sands in 2017 as our Marketing Manager. He currently oversees Golden Sands’ marketing initiatives and is positioned to advance the company’s brand, enhance our social media presence, and provide support to a team of 180-plus, serving clients throughout the country.

Prior to joining Golden Sands, Scott spent over four years in commercial real estate, working for industry leaders Coldwell Banker Commercial Advisors (CBC Advisors) and Regency Centers Corporation. At CBC Advisors, he was responsible for all aspects of marketing, including property listings, social media, branding, and public relations. Scott transformed the CBC Advisors brand by creating a modern, fresh look that was implemented nationwide. At Regency Centers, he managed all of the operating property marketing across four regions, consisting of more than 320 properties, 19 regional offices and 23 leasing agents. Scott’s marketing efforts added over $18 million in leases to the bottom line.

Scott graduated from the University of North Carolina Wilmington with a Bachelor of Arts in Communication Studies.